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Call for entries: The Harley Open Exhibition 2024.

Artists are being invited to submit their work for the opportunity to be shown in the award- winning Harley Gallery, in Nottinghamshire.

The Harley Open Exhibition is a biennial competition which attracts an impressive range of artists. Anyone can enter their work for consideration for the exhibition, whether you are professional or a hobbyist, experienced or just starting to make art, the Harley Foundation would love to see your work.

The only restrictions are that artists should be from within 100 miles of the Harley Foundation, and entries must be original, wall-based art, made in the last 2 years.

Previous exhibitions have included work by well-known names such as Olivier Leger, Chris Eckersley, Susan Isaac and Joanna Whittle – but entries are not restricted to established artists.

Lisa Gee, Director at The Harley Gallery, says “What makes the Open so exciting is the range of work that we get to show. It can be really hard to get your art shown in galleries and this exhibition levels the playing field. You don’t need a huge portfolio or exhibition list to get involved – you just need to send us some photos of your art. This means we get a brilliant, diverse range of art to exhibit, and the Open has helped us to discover some incredibly talented artists.”

Open Exhibition entrants have gone on to have their own solo shows both at The Harley Gallery and in other exhibition spaces.

This year, the Foundation expects to show around 150 artworks in the exhibition, and as a bonus there are prizes which include a top prize of £2500.

  • –  Entries to the Open Exhibition can be submitted on the Harley Foundation website:
  • –  The deadline for submissions is 30 June 2024.
  • –  Entries cost £10 each, and artists can submit up to two artworks.
  • –  The Harley Open Exhibition will be on show between 27 July and 13 October 2024.
  • –  The Gallery is open Tuesday – Sunday, free admission, free parking.
  • –  The Harley Foundation is on the Welbeck estate, on the A60 south of Worksop. It is 15 minutes from both the A1 and M1.

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